Rangers start Kinkaid, Filip Chytil scratched against Coyotes

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Mar 13, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) celebrates with goaltender Keith Kinkaid (71) after defeating the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Keith Kinkaid will start tonight against the Arizona Coyotes. The 32 year-old was called up recently after being removed off the COVID protocol with the Hartford Wolf Pack.

Kinkaid was 3-2-1 in 9 appearances last season when Shesterkin went down with injury. His GAA was 2.59 with a SV% of .898. In his NHL career he’s 68-58-21 with a 2.93 GAA and a respectable .905 SV%.

In 3 games against the Coyotes in his career he’s 1-2-0, with a 877 SV% and 3.33 GAA.

Additionally per multiple reports, Filip Chytil was a late scratch and Greg McKegg has been inserted into the lineup. Barclay Goodrow has moved up in Chytil’s spot.

Prior to the game, Gerard Gallant hinted a changes but as to the reasons why Chytil is not in the lineup remains unclear. At this time he appears to be a healthy scratch.